Rebecca Day Babcock

Rebecca Day Babcock of Sterling City, TX, and Terese Thonus published with Peter Lang the book Researching the Writing Center: Towards an Evidence-Based Practice. Babcock is an associate professor of English at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Visit www.rebeccababcock.com. 

Chris Kemp

Chris Kemp of Virginia Beach, VA, published Journey to Planet Guitar, which covers scales, chords, modes, and alternate tunings. Visit www.chriskempmusic.com. 

Jebi Kritz

Jebi Kritz of Hollywood, CA, recently released the CD Power of 1. He played all the instruments on the album. 

Lynne Fiddmont

Lynne Fiddmont of Pomona, CA, released the CD Spirit of Christmas, which is available on iTunes.

Chris DeRosa

Drummer Chris DeRosa of New York City toured Egypt with his band Monkfish. The tour was featured on a Modern Drummer magazine blog. He has been performing with Electrik Buddha, Renee Ruth, and others, and recorded sessions for the television show 30 Rock. His sixth album, Shadows, was released in February. Visit www.chrisderosa.com. 

Steven Corn

Steven Corn of West Hills, CA, is the CEO and cofounder of digital distributor, BFM Digital, which released the Gaddabouts’ Look Out Now! in September, featuring Edie Brickell, Steve Gadd, Pino Palladino, and Andy Fairweather Low. BFM Jazz also released John Daversa’s Artful Joy.

Zoro

Drummer Zoro of Brentwood, TN, was honored in June as part of the White House Fatherhood Champions of Change & Convening on Engaging Men and Boys. Visit www.zorothedrummer.com. 

Toshiya Ochiai

Songwriter Toshiya Ochiai of Kyoto, Japan, is writing songs in English, with inspiration taken from British and American songwriters. 

Gene Nakanishi

Gene Nakanishi of Las Vegas, NV, is producing the third CD for Naked Fish. John Matteson, the son of jazz euphonium player Rich Matteson, is featured on the disc.

Lenora Zenzalai Helm

In May, Lenora Zenzalai Helm of Durham, NC, was a performer and clinician at the Fiji International Jazz and Blues Festival in Port Denarau, Fiji. She also presented a paper at the Future Teach 2012 conference at North Carolina Central University. In the fall, she will perform as part of a residency at the International Jazz School at UNISA in Pretoria, South Africa. Visit www.lenorahelm.com. 

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